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Stabilized Rice Bran

A Closer Look at this Source of Vitamins and Minerals

Rice is one of the most widely consumed staple foods in the world, and its consumption provides more than one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans. With such a high consumption rate, you may be surprised to find out that rice bran, the most nutritious aspect of rice, is usually discarded.

Rice bran is one of four parts in a grain of rice. It is found just under the hull of the rice seed and contains all the natural minerals and nutrients needed for the plant to grow. Basically, the rice bran is the nutritional storehouse of the rice grain.

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So why is excluded from most rice products? The problem associated with rice bran was explained back in 2009 by research chemist Talwinder S. Kahlon, with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, "Rice bran, a byproduct of the milling process, contains the enzyme lipase, which rapidly degrades the oil, making the bran rancid and inedible... Stabilized rice bran [in which the lipase has been deactivated] has an estimated shelf life of about six months and could potentially be used as a food ingredient. Oil can be extracted from the bran and used as a healthful food component."

In recent years, a process has been developed that creates superior stabilized rice bran with a significantly longer shelf life, thereby providing more accessibility to this superfood. It is created using a process of heating and then cooling the bran. This process has created a nutraceutical from what was once considered a rice-milling by-product. Each year 63 – 76 millions tons of rice bran are produced in the world and more than 90% of it is sold cheaply as animal feed. This new stabilization process has created an opportunity to turn something nutritionally unusable into what is considered by many to be one of the world’s most powerful superfoods.

Tested by the U.S.D.A., stabilized rice bran is an extremely powerful source of vitamins and minerals, essential amino acids, Omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, and complete soluble and insoluble fiber. It's high in fiber, obviously, but also high in protein and is one of the premier sources of antioxidants -- containing over 100 of them. These are some of the reasons why you’ll find it as an ingredient in Jon Barron’s Accelerator Meal Replacement shake. 

Consider some of these major health components found in stabilized rice bran:

  • Hypoallergenic protein with all essential amino acids
  • Rich in E complex vitamins (contains the highest natural source of tocopherols and tocotrienols in nature)
  • Rich in B complex vitamins
  • IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate)
  • The only source of Gamma-Oryzanol in nature
  • Minerals (including high amounts of potassium, magnesium and manganese) and trace minerals
  • Polyphenols, phytosterols, and sterolins (high quantities of Beta-sitosterol and Beta-sitosterolin)
  • Mixed carotenoids, including lutein and zeaxanthin
  • Dimethylglycine (DMG)
  • Trimethylglycine (TMG)
  • Lecithin (phosphatidyl choline, phosphatidyl serine)
  • Ferulic Acid
  • CoQ10
  • Squalene
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid

In addition, stabilized rice bran also contains vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients that help lower cholesterol, fight diseases, enhance the immune system, and fight free radicals.  The phytonutrients found in ingredients like rice bran have also been shown to benefit people with conditions such as cancer, fatty liver, kidney stones, and heart disease. It’s no wonder it’s considered one of the world’s great superfoods!

For more on stabilized rice bran, see how Jon Barron uses it in his Shake of the Gladiators.




    Submitted by bavinta on
    July 4, 2016 - 1:11pm
    mauritius island , Colorado

    What natural remedy could u advise me when suffering from bloalting and gall bladder problem.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    July 6, 2016 - 3:37pm

    Have you done a search on our site about digestion, liver, and the gallbladder? Please search this topic to learn more about what could be the problem. This is a great quote from Jon: "Also related is the poor gallbladder, guilty by being found at the scene of the crime, it is the frequent target of the surgeon's knife. Gallbladder removal is one of the most frequently performed operations in America. In fact, over a half-million gallbladders are removed each year in the United States. Understand, the gallbladder is not responsible for the production of gallstones. The liver is the culprit—or rather what we do to the liver. Far better than removing the gallbladder is a seasonal liver/gallbladder flush combined with a periodic liver rebuilding program."

    Submitted by Eddie Howe on
    July 12, 2016 - 3:19pm
    Houston , Texas

    I want to include RB in my diet for all its many benefits, but on't need to lose weight. Is Accelerator still the recommended protocol to follow or should I pursue other avenues? Thxs.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    July 20, 2016 - 10:10am

    Accelerator is also an energy booster, so it depends on if you want all the benefits of the product or just the fiber.

    Submitted by B on
    April 16, 2017 - 1:35pm
    Nashville , Tennessee

    Hi there, I would like to incorporate this in my daily regimen, but am concerned about phytic acid content as I am remineralizing my body. As I'm sure you know, phytic acid binds to minerals, and prevents your body from utilizing and absorbing them, leading to a depleted state of minerals. From my understanding, the highest amount of phytic acid is in the bran. Would be helpful to get a better understanding of this. Thank you.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    April 18, 2017 - 4:11pm

    Phytic acid is a metal chelator. It will actually bind to heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury and escort them from the body. That’s a good thing. As for the major nutritional minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron, there isn’t enough phytic acid in rice bran to have a notable impact on their levels. Just limit your rice bran to one meal a day, and you will more than make up for anything lost with the minerals you consume during your other meals.

    Submitted by S Sevek on
    February 13, 2018 - 3:20pm
    Hazleton , Pennsylvania

    Just how much phytic acid is in rice bran?
    A. In crude rice bran?
    B. In stabilized rice bran?

    Submitted by Ann Harris on
    July 3, 2017 - 1:19pm
    Wendell , North Carolina

    I am looking for a supplement that will help with osteoporosis. I do not want to take the usual medication prescribed by medical doctors. Rice Bran was mentioned to me as was collagen protein.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    July 6, 2017 - 10:13am

    For obvious legal reasons, we cannot diagnose or prescribe for specific medical conditions—merely provide information. With that in mind, this link might prove useful: https://jonbarron.org/topic/osteoporosis

    Submitted by Anonymous on
    July 5, 2017 - 4:35am
    Fredericton NB ,

    Can u purchase thus rice bran in Canada?

    Submitted by cab on
    February 14, 2018 - 9:45am
    hunt , New York

    How long from the manufacturing date is the stuff any good? I just bought some that is 6 months old, right off the shelf, just delivered, and it tastes very bitter and horrific stabilized rice bran. I wish I'd not bought it.

    Submitted by Theresa on
    April 9, 2018 - 10:08am
    Ventura , California

    I can’t have green at all and my diet, is this considered grain free?

    Submitted by Steve on
    March 15, 2019 - 11:18am

    What about the Arsenic levels in the rice bran ? Where I live they grow rice all around me and it has detectable levels of arsenic.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    March 21, 2019 - 6:29pm

    Just be sure to use a source that tests for heavy metals.  

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